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Lauren Raff, MD FACS and Evan Raff, MD

Project Manager

Kelly Reilly, MEd



Enhance rapid response team performance for all patients undergoing adult rapid response activation at UNC Hospital with demonstrated reduction in repeat rapid responses per patient, length of stay, and mortality as well as improved provider satisfaction with rapid response events by October 1, 2023.


70% of all RRs include all parts of the communication bundle (timeout = intros, synopses, expectations + debrief = plan of care) by August 31, 2021.

2021 IHQI Symposium Presentation Slides


Raff L, Reilly K, Ratner S, Moore C, Raff E. Building High-Performance Team Dynamics for Rapid Response Events in a US Tertiary Hospital: A Quality Improvement Model for Sustainable Process Change. American Journal of Medical Quality. 2022 Sep-Oct 01;37(5):413-421. doi: 10.1097/JMQ.0000000000000057. Epub 2022 Apr 8. PMID: 35404304.